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Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:04 PM (in response to smithx41)This is my 4th iphone, i want my money back on this one, I will take 3GS rather than no reception. I may even just cancel my ATT contract and use ipad for connecting to net mobile. THIS PHONE *****!IPHONE 4, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:08 PM (in response to smithx41)bought iphone 4 this morning. it dropped the first call i placed. when the call failed, i looked at the phone and i had no bars in an area where i usually have full bars. i saw the posts online and was able to replicate dropping the signal. i then practiced holding it to prevent it but no matter how i hold the phone the bars begin to drop.
if i was told i had to hold the phone a certain way during calls and surfing the net i might have thought twice about purchasing it and extending my contract.
this problem should never have reached production and the consumer.iphone 4, iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:16 PM (in response to gfgrimm)I agree it could be a hardware issue. The mall I was at probably had a strong tower very close by. At work I have the same problem as you.
But couldn't the iPhone just up the power of its signal to compensate? Is it possible that the software isn't appropriately adjusting for drops in reception?
Also, during the keynote presentation they claiming the steel band on the right, the longest one, was the GSM/UMTS antenna. If that's the case, then why would touching the gap on the left cause a problem? If I touch the lower left gap and nowhere else, bars drop from 5 to 1 and i cant transfer data.
Also, even if the left is the GSM/UMTS antenna, why is it when I touch the gap on the top, between the two antennas, that the problem does not happen?Custom, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:19 PM (in response to smithx41)My signal drops no matter how I hold it.
This is not what I have come to expect from my iPhone, and I am very disappointed. This phone that was going to "change everything" might actually do just that.
I don't need a fix overnight. I do need a phone that works and a promise from Apple that they will make this right.
So far, I have neither.
Very sad.HP DV6810us, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:25 PM (in response to bvoll)I had no issues with my last call while the bars dropped...I will retest it tomorrow and see what it does. My current issue is with the facetime...I given up for now.
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:32 PM (in response to smithx41)What. Is the big deal. Here. Folks.
So the phone loses signal strength if you go out of your way to cover the bezels.
Uhm... so don't cover the bezels that way.
Am I missing something here?iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:35 PM (in response to smithx41)I have had at least 3 calls drop when holding the phone 'normally'. I did some test calls and found that varying my grip can have an impact but not much. I still drop from full bars to just one or two regardless of my grip. If I hold it on the bottom left side at all the call is dropped completely. I am so irritated that I now 'have' to buy a case to correct Apples defect.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:36 PM (in response to falconApoda)Yes, you are. Why should people have to modify the natural way they hold an object like a PHONE, to suit Apple's crazy new antenna system? It's a PHONE. It should have good reception so one can make and receive PHONE CALLS.
THis is a case of Mohamed wanting the mountain to come to him. It doesn't work that way.Windows 7, - Ipod 4G, Ipod Mini 2G, Shuffle 2G, Nano 2G, Touch 2G - 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:48 PM (in response to smithx41)Original Post: No matter how I hold my phone, I can't reproduce these issues.
In addition, my wife's 16gig version has this issue, but my 32gig version does not... interesting.
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Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:40 PM (in response to Raging Cortez)+"You don't have to go out of your way..."+
That's not what I saw in the video. And, from what I've been reading, it seems it's just a matter of covering the bezels (lower left side).
So... don't cover the bezels. In the meantime, I'm sure some sort of fix in in the works. If the matter needs a fix.iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 6:41 PM (in response to smithx41)Have you all seen this?
I am waiting for the white ones, but if I have the reception issue described in this thread, I will take the phone right back to Apple and swap it for a replacement.MBA 1.8, PowerBook, Intel iMac, iPad, iphone, Mac OS X (10.6.3)